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SpringerBriefs in Policing

Serial Homicide

Profiling of Victims and Offenders for Policing

Authors: Daniszewska, Agnieszka

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  • Provides research-based background of criminal profiling for policing
  • Presents profiles of both victims and perpetrators of serial homicide
  • Explores investigative and legal issues related to serial homicide
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This Brief provides an overview and history of the definition of serial homicide, from the perspectives of psychology, medicine, criminology and forensics. It reviews research to provide a standard definition of serial homicide (as opposed to multiple or mass homicide), and provide insights on profiles of victims and offenders for police practitioners. It also includes a discussion of the media approach to covering serial homicide.

The Brief is divided into four major sections covering: definitions and overview of serial homicide, profiling perpetrators according to different typologies, profiling victims, applied case studies, and recommendations for investigation and prevention.

The author’s approach is aimed primarily at researchers in police studies, but will be of interest to researchers in related fields such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology, and public policy.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Phenomenon of Serial Murder

    Pages 1-14

    Daniszewska, Agnieszka

  • Perpetrators of Serial Murder from the Criminological Perspective: The Conditioning of Criminals, Motives for Their Actions, Typology

    Pages 15-34

    Daniszewska, Agnieszka

  • Victims of Serial Murder: Cause and Effect in the Victim–Perpetrator Relationship

    Pages 35-47

    Daniszewska, Agnieszka

  • Case Studies of Famous Serial Killers

    Pages 49-61

    Daniszewska, Agnieszka

  • Prosecuting and Evidencing Crimes: Possible Measures to Counteract Serial Murder More Effectively

    Pages 63-74

    Daniszewska, Agnieszka

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40054-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40053-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Serial Homicide
Book Subtitle
Profiling of Victims and Offenders for Policing
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Policing
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40054-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40054-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-40053-2
Series ISSN
2194-6213
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 88
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